For the Gandia sisters, the New Year marks a special time to pause and reflect. For stargazer Jennifer, January brings a search for faith and good omens, while Christina gets cozy and enjoys the pleasures of winter in the city.
We sat down with the sisters to learn more about their top picks for January—from what they’re reading and exploring to the jewelry that’s bringing enchantment into the early days of the Year of the Tiger, traditionally considered a year that brings enthusiasm, adventure, and progress.
As Jennifer moves forward into the many changes 2022 is bringing to the G. Street team, from an exciting new space to fresh design challenges, it’s only appropriate to wear a stunning emblem of good fortune on her ears!
Always drawn to the art of cartomancy, Jennifer is beginning 2022 with a gorgeous new tarot book from legendary intuitive counselor Laetitia Barbier, while reaching for one of her favorite pieces to kick off the new year—a stunning pair of sculptural vendome diamond hoop earrings from Nouvelle Heritage. As Barbier might tell you, The Sun is a celebration of happiness and harmony, representing the shining power of the universe in sync with our desires, making these earrings the perfect symbol of the challenges and growth the new year will bring.
Earlier this month, Jennifer escaped the gray city days with a trip to Revelation, the Andy Warhol show at the Brooklyn Museum, which she’s been recommending to all her friends. Exploring Warhol’s relationship to his faith, the show resonates deeply with Jennifer’s own practices. “Spiritual talismans are how I infuse meaning into my jewelry wardrobe,” she says of a favorite charm necklace from designer Erica Molinari, which frames the iconic saint Mary Magdalene’s silver and gold design with a row of petite diamonds. A potent symbol of femininity and faith, it’s quickly become a favorite charm she returns to again and again.
Christina’s Cozy Chic
Just like her sister, Christina Gandia loves the contemplative energy January in the city brings, and there’s nothing she enjoys more than cozying up after a long day with an excellent book. Lately she’s been reading Heather Clark’s much buzzed about bio of Sylvia Plath, one of Christina’s favorite poets. Never afraid of a bold aesthetic statement, Plath would have loved this amorphous diamond pendant necklace from Todd Pownell, A symbol of transformation, this pendant is a powerful reminder that the only constant is change, a theme Plath returned to again and again in her inspiring work.